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27 January 2015
Le Meridien - Al Khobar

The American Society of Safety Engineers - Middle East Chapter (ASSE-MEC) is pleased to announce and invite you to the:

Saudi Aramco Practice
Jamil J. Al-Bagawi

Operational Excellence Department
Saudi Aramco


Moraya S. AlGahtani

Support Services OE Division
Operational Excellence Department
Saudi Aramco

The Operational Excellence (OE) initiative at Saudi Aramco was kicked off in January 2012 to cultivate a strong culture for operational excellence across all corporate organizations. The OE initiative builds on Saudi Aramco's long-standing pursuit of excellence in many areas such as safety and environment. OE encompasses these focus areas as well as others that are of central importance to the company's success, such as reliability, efficiency, cost and profitability in addition to several enabling elements, including asset integrity, risk management, HR and others. As such, OE can be defined as the ability of the organization to achieve and sustain excellent performance in reliability and efficiency in a cost effective manner while adhering to the highest standards of HSE. Saudi Aramco OE has four main components. These are OE Model, OE Implementation Guide, Assessment and Governance. This presentation will cover the Saudi Aramco OE development journey including OE background, description of OE components, how OE is rolled out at Saudi Aramco and OE targets.


Moraya S. AlGahtani

is a Division Head at the Saudi Aramco Operational Excellence Department. He holds a Master Degree from Ohio State University in engineering. He has 25 years of experience with Saudi Aramco. Most of his career was with Engineering Services, Operations, and Project Management where he held various technical and managerial positions including acting Manager for the Inspection Department. He is one of the key members who developed the Saudi Aramco Operational Excellence Program since its inception. He served on the board of King Abdulaziz National Quality Award, which is the Saudi national award for excellence and has recently contributed to the Kingdom Operational Excellence strategy. Moraya is the ex-president of the Saudi Arabian Section of the American Society of Non Destructive Testing (ASNT-SAS) and was the Vice President of the Saudi Quality Council.


Jamil J. Al-Bagawi

is the Manager of the Operational Excellence Department. He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from KFUPM. Prior to joining Saudi Aramco he was a lecturer at KFUPM. He worked as an engineer and specialist in several organizations within Saudi Aramco including Consulting Services Department, Abqaiq Plants, and Ras Tanura Refinery. Through his career, he covered several positions at Saudi Aramco such as Manager of Consulting Services Department, Manager of Research & Development Center, Manager of Shedgum Gas Plant Department, and coordinator of Professional Engineering Development Division. He has published more than 25 papers in journals and international conferences.



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